Here we are, end of November already!! The days go faster and faster each year but I guess that has always been. That is why the elderly know you should never put off until tomorrow to do something you can do today because tomorrow may never come or if it does a whole month has pasted before it get there.
After a great Thanksgiving most of us had a sick Friday. At first it was thought it was something we ate, I didn’t. I thought it was how much I ate. I am not used to stuffing myself because I have been trying to lose weight but I ate everything in sight on Thanksgiving and thought I would just cut way back after to get my weight back down at least to where it was in Wednesday. Norman did not get the bug so I do believe it was just a bug. It was a GI bug and lasted only 24 hours so though it was not fun it did what I would have to have worked a week to get done. After one day of not feeling like eating, just drinking to keep hydrated I found by Saturday I had not gained an ounce. So the old saying “It’s an ill wind that blows no good.” proved itself again If I had to be sick it sure was a short one and came at a perfect time. Now I am back to normal and ready to eat again but within reason now.
Today we all meet at Patty’s house. I made a turkey with rice casserole for all those who can eat rice. Patty doesn’t eat rice or flour in any form so I did a casserole with brussel spouts and pork in a white sauce made with chicken broth and thickened with corn starch and cheese. I am sure everyone will try some of that too as they all like brussel spouts.
Yesterday we went into Save-A-Lot just to check it out. We do shop a lot at Save-A-Lot at home because that is the only store in Spencer and their prices are good and they are always a nice clean store. But we had not been in this one and it is just down the street from our house here. We have been to all the old standbys and near died with with price of food here. Of course in Spender we bought very little food as we grew most of it, here we buy it all except for a few things we brought down canned and that is never as good as fresh. Anyways, at Save-A-Lot the prices blew us away. Pineapples were $3.50 each and at Save-A-Lot I got one for $1.69 so I got one even if that is not what we went in for. All of their prices were lower but not as much difference as that one, but sure low enough to do more of my shopping there. You do have to bring your own bags as they never put things in bags and there is not the great big variety as in Publics but they have all the things we use and the store was nice a clean and friendly. I will still go to Nelson’s farm stand to get my bulk vegetables and BJ’s for my bulk meat but Save-A-Lot will get most of my weekly shopping.
Time to get to Patty’s. Shanti, I hope you are having a wonderful time and knowing you I am sure you are. I wish I could travel as you do but I like being in my own bed at the end of the day and think I am just too old to change now. Love to all Ouma